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Old 10-11-07, 01:04 PM
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3 piece installation tool

OK, I searched, but I got nothing on crank, installation, or tool.
I see that some of the Profile 3 piece cranksets come with an 'installation tool'

what exactly does this look like...............anybody.
I have a set of Odyssey 42 thermals, and I have to use a mallet to get the loose arm started.
Once on, I can snug it down with the bolt, but it is a PITA with the subtle difference in location using the 48 spline axle.
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Old 10-11-07, 01:08 PM
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https://www.danscomp.com/811198.php
there it is
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Old 10-11-07, 03:55 PM
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OK, I see.

apparently Profile has manufactured a puller/install tool; very cool.

I have a puller that came with my Odyssey cranks.
as near as I can tell that is all that it is, a puller.
am I missing something obvious, or is it simply a removal tool?
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Old 10-11-07, 04:34 PM
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the profile is an installer, too. You put the arm on, start the installer tool into the spindle and then crank the arm on.
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Old 10-11-07, 04:51 PM
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Originally Posted by jonly View Post
the profile is an installer, too. You put the arm on, start the installer tool into the spindle and then crank the arm on.
yes I understand.
do other manufacturers produce an install/removal tool?
if not, then is the mallet the choice for putting on the cranks enough to get the bolt going?
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Old 10-11-07, 05:19 PM
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I believe that most of them make the tools, and that the mallet is one of the last things that you would want to use to install your new cranks.
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Old 10-12-07, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by jonly View Post
I believe that most of them make the tools, and that the mallet is one of the last things that you would want to use to install your new cranks.

I could not see a way to install using the Odyssey removal tool, so the mallet got the nod.
I guess my question is 'how do most install the arms on their 3 piece cranks'?
Does everyone pony up for the profile tool, what specific maunufacturers make an install tool, or is there something I am missing about the Odyssey remover that I own.
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